‘I think my face is weird without them!’: Jurgen Klopp reveals he’s had surgery because his trademark glasses ‘could no longer correct my poor eyesight’, after showing off new look this season
- Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he has had surgery on his eyes
- The German was without his glasses again in Saturday’s win against Burnley
- His glasses-cap combination had become synonymous with his appearance
Jurgen Klopp has opened up on his decision to ditch his trademark glasses this season, revealing that he has undergone a ‘minor intervention’ to correct his vision – despite looking ‘weird’ without them.
Since Klopp first burst onto the scenes during his Borussia Dortmund days, fans have become accustomed to seeing him in cap and glasses – and it became his signature look.
However, Klopp was without his glasses on Saturday – as has has been since pre-season – and he explained the reasons behind the decision.
Jurgen Klopp’s glasses became a trademark look but he has undergone a ‘minor intervention’
Liverpool fans first noticed his new look during their pre-season training camp
Speaking to BILD, the German said: ‘It’s actually totally private, but I can explain it to you once, too. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was ten years old – that’s 44 years.
‘The problem in recent years was that the glasses could no longer correct my poor eyesight. The solution to this was a minor intervention. It wasn’t lasering or anything, but it made me see very well without glasses at the moment.
‘I think my face is weird without glasses, but I don’t need them anymore. I may need one more. When that happens, I’ll wear glasses again.’
Klopp’s glasses and cap combo was recognisable but we may see him without glasses more
Liverpool fans took it to twitter to express their thoughts on Klopp’s new look.
One fan tweeted, ‘Jurgen Klopp without glasses is like Superman without a cape. It just feels odd.’
‘Klopp without glasses is going to take some getting used to’, another reds fan added.
Liverpool have now picked up back-to-back wins but face the difficult task of defeating high flying Chelsea at Anfield on Saturday.